Lot 2162

The White Collection

1959 Porsche-Diesel Junior 108 S 'Vineyard' Tractor


$58,800 USD | Sold

United States | Houston, Texas



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  • Ultra-rare, narrow-gauge “vineyard” S version of the highly collectable Junior 108
  • Meticulously restored to a high standard
  • Powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled diesel engine paired with a manual transmission
  • Finished in period-correct red with cream wheels and seat
  • An appealing addition to a well-rounded Porsche collection

Of the more than 125,000 Porsche-Diesel tractors produced from 1956 through 1963, few models are as rare and coveted as the Junior 108 S, a stellar example of which is offered here. The 108 S was a special version with a narrow-gauge track that allowed it to negotiate the confining rows of vineyards and orchards, earning it the nickname Junior 108 S “Vineyard.” Power comes from an 822-cubic-centimeter air-cooled single-cylinder diesel engine connected to a manual transmission with six forward gears and two reverse gears.

All Porsche-Diesels are highly collectable, not only because of their inherent charm, appealing design, and elegant engineering, but also because of their persistent utility, thanks to robust capabilities and a rear hitch that allows the use of modern farm equipment. Period photos on file show a Junior 108 S, perhaps this very tractor, being driven by the American Porsche-Diesel Corporation’s sales manager with a Ford-brand brush hog in tow—just one of countless tasks this petite tractor could handle with aplomb.

The White Collection acquired this Junior 108 S from Porsche restorer and Porsche Club of America member Tim Goodrich of Oregon in 2018. Painstakingly restored to a very high standard, it is finished in period-correct red with cream wheels and seat and its operating hour gauge currently indicates 644 hours of use.

Exceedingly rare, beautifully finished, and highly sought-after, this Junior 108 S “Vineyard” is accompanied by period manuals and would be an excellent choice for the Porsche enthusiast seeking to expand a collection beyond the usual automotive fare—or for those who might even want to avail themselves of the tractor’s ample capabilities on a working farm or property, where it will surely shine in the role for which it was created.